They say records are made to be broken, but some -- like Cy Young's 511 Major League wins -- seem destined to last forever. Either way, Rick Clunn's 28 consecutive Bassmaster Classic appearances will be with us for a long, long time.
"I haven't done much fishing the past two years, and some of the times I've been out there it felt like the last place I wanted to be."
With the completion of the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, 48 of the 56 Bassmaster Classic berths for Lake Hartwell are in the books.
Over nine events, Hackney out-practiced, out-strategized, out-fished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season.
The park where they'll hold the weigh-ins and Bassmaster University looks great. Homes across the street look like Norman Rockwell paintings.
For one brief, shining season, these guys were among the best in the business.
Tournament day cancellations not as common as you think.
One-third to the way through the Angler of the Year Championship but remarkably little has changed.